Emerald, Sapphire & Golden Topaz 1950s Brooch & Earrings Set by Hattie Carnegie
Brooch: 2 1/2" x 2 1/4". Earrings: 1 1/4" x 1"
Brooch: "Hattie Carnegie" in script with © on oval cartouche. Earrings: "Carnegie" in script
Layers of emerald, sapphire and golden topaz rhinestones are combined with black metal flower petals in this 1950s brooch and earrings set by Hattie Carnegie. Some of the stones appear teal in color, depending on the light. This set is a fine example of her imaginative color combinations, favored floral motifs and complexity of design. What a knock-out! The settings are japanned metal. The brooch has a roll-over safety clasp; the earrings have clip-backs. The last photo shows how fantastic this brooch looks on a dress sash. Although the brooch has a ring to allow the piece to be worn as a pendant, the ring is not sturdy and cannot be replaced without damaging the back of the brooch.